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(Entry was posted by Michelle Korn on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 2, 2019).

URL not in sitemap

URL not in sitemap

So after finally getting my site on GSC I`m being indexed when I write new posts, but why is it saying the URL is not in my sitemap?



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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Brenda Michelin: What SEO Plugin do you use?
  • Brenda Michelin: It was just added to your sitemap on the 27th. The bots do not crawl your site everyday, sometimes not everyweek or every month. What you CAN do, is submit a new URL or any URL that you want indexed. to the URL INSPECTION TOOL in the new GSC.
    You can also resubmit your sitemap.
  • Michelle Korn: Right, I know that, but it said it was indexed which I thought meant it was on the SE.

    So I`m not supposed to be looking at whether it was indexed, but rather whether it`s added to my sitemap?

    I use Yoast.

  • Brenda Michelin: Indexed is more important. You don`t really care how they got to the URL, as long as the bots got there. Eventually, the sitemap will be refreshed in Google. The xml sitemap is just a directory of URLs that you WANT google to index. So don`t sweat it. Just resubmit your sitemap file.
  • Michelle Korn: Ok, so I should ONLY care about the indexing.

    Got it LOL

  • Rakibul Hasan Rakib: don`t worry next week you will see

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, May 2, 2019).

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